This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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This shit came out in 2001.

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I found this way back in my favorites - its 8 years old but it still rings true.

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feminism never made me hate men but the reaction to feminism sure as shit did

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Jeremy Kyle stuck on a deserted island going crazy doing his show with coconuts.As requested by Ребенка Аллан


Jeremy Kyle stuck on a deserted island going crazy doing his show with coconuts.

As requested by Ребенка Аллан

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Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago


Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

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It’s not done yet, but it looks like we’ll be going from the current 16 emotions (and only 6 of those with visible effects/text in dwarf mode) to 119 which’ll all at least be visible as text. Most of them also have an effect on the dwarf’s well-being (usually through the stress/stability measurements which replace the “happiness” meter). There are another 48 emotions in the main list that I haven’t put in since I didn’t have pre-existing thought circumstances for them (often stuff about the future, like dread and apprehension and hope). The circumstances give rise to emotion types based on personality and values and those emotions can also be amplified and squashed in the same way. 

It’ll be interesting to see how it works out once all of the tables/etc. are finished. The main idea isn’t really to totally change the current experience so much as to homogenize everything before I start on other features (more bug-fixing first, of course), but hopefully it’ll be somewhat entertaining on its own.

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The dwarven brain is being filled.

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It remains my opinion that pretending to be an asshole on the net and actually being one are not as far apart as some people think. ☯94JUL

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